VANCOUVER, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The B.C. Securities Commission is
consulting with industry experts in BC's junior mining sector to better
understand why it is facing such a serious downturn and what to do
The BCSC's annual Capital Ideas conference on October 17th will focus on B.C.'s venture market, in particular the junior mining
sector. KPMG will release the results of research, commissioned by
BCSC, which summarizes junior mining executives' perspectives about
what is happening in the market and why.
Paul Bourque, the BCSC's Executive Director, will lead a discussion with
five industry experts about the present funding challenges and what can
be done about it.
B.C. is home to more than half of Canada's mining exploration firms, and
has the largest concentration of mining exploration firms in the world.
As well, more than 2,400 firms are involved in supplying services to
this industry, so it is without a doubt a very significant contributor
to B.C.'s economy.
"It is important to understand the major issues facing the junior mining
sector and the factors contributing to the current state of the market.
We hope the research we commissioned will form the basis for a good
dialogue with industry around these issues, and help identify
opportunities to support junior companies through these difficult
times," said Brenda Leong, Chair and CEO of the BCSC.
Panel members are: John McCoach, President, TSX Venture Exchange; Bruce
McLeod, CEO and Director, Mercator Minerals; Patricia Mohr,
Vice-President, Economics & Commodity Market Specialist, Scotiabank;
Randee Pavalow, Chief Compliance Officer and Legal, Aequitas Exchange;
and Bill Whitehead, Senior Vice-President and Senior Investment
Advisor, PI Financial.
"We are fortunate to have such a distinguished group of panellists who
are knowledgeable about the industry and able to share their
experiences and opinions. We can expect a very lively discussion," said
The program begins at 8:30am in the Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom. The
cost to register (including GST) is $262.50.
Register - In Person Conference
Register - Outside Greater Vancouver Webcast
CPD Credits for Lawyers:
The Law Society of BC has approved Capital Ideas 2013 for 2.5 hours of
continuing professional development credit. We will provide
certificates of attendance for all those who need proof of attendance
to claim CPD credits. To obtain a certificate, you will need to sign in
and sign out at the conference.
SOURCE: British Columbia Securities Commission
For further information:
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